Distracted

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I’m distracted.

Aren’t we all?

Yes, but I’m disturbed by it.

 

I’m not sure how else to describe my current mental state other than distracted and cluttered.

I managed to grab a few days off this holiday and I really want to use this time to reflect, write, journal, read, and sit alone…for hours.

But at the same time, the extroverted influencer in me wants to take advantage of this time by squeezing in as many hang out sessions as possible. So many people to see!!!!

I have the next 9 days off (with the exception of some work related items I can handle from home) and so far I’ve scheduled hang time with a bestie, a spa day with my mom and sister, I’ve got a house party and a slumber party in the works, I’ve volunteered to do a photoshoot for some friends, and I’ve got a couple meetings lined up. Why? Why did I do this to myself?

Because I love people! I will sacrifice sleep and sanity for people.

But I really just need to sit down and get my head (and laundry) in order.

So, I’ve decided to write this blog, you know, just to make things official and what not.

I will try my best to avoid adding any more social items to my schedule and I want to have at least two days to myself. Completely alone. Away from people.

During those two days, my hope, goal and plan is to do the following:

1. Finish a book
2. Thoroughly reflect on 2014
3. Write out some goals and dreams for 2015
4. Pray and Listen

As great as 2014 was, I definitely don’t want my next year to look the same. I want to see some drastic improvements in some personal, spiritual, and professional areas. I want to grow as a leader. I want to use my influence in a more impactful way. I want to be intentional in all things.

So! As a part of my deep desire to change my normal, I’ve decided to shake some things up…way up.

Well, maybe I’m being slightly dramatic.
But one of the first of many steps of change I’m choosing to make is deleting my Facebook account for a while. I feel like a slave to it for many reasons, which I wrote about in a 1,266-word rant on August 8, 2014 that never saw the light of day.

For those who care, I’ve posted the full “I Hate Facebook” rant along with a shortened version here (neither are really edited so don’t judge me…I was on my soap box and I’d rather not go back there today to fix anything).

I’m excited about 2015. I turn 30. That’s not really related to where I’m going with this conclusion, but hey.

I’m excited about 2015 and I don’t know what all will come of it, but I know I want to hear Jesus as much as possible. I don’t want to miss a step or opportunity because I’m distracted.

A clear and unclouded vision, mind, and thought-life is the goal.

I will remain on Instagram and Twitter. And if you’d like to subscribe to the blog so that you get emails whenever I post something, you can easily do so here:

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So good people! I’ll be around, just in a different way.

Here’s to an intentional 2015.

I thought it befitting to create a little playlist for this post. It consists of songs that articulate my mood and thoughts regarding this idea of distraction & regaining focus. It’s best enjoyed in the order it’s assembled.

I’d also like to hear from you! What is something you want to change in 2015? What drastic and/or calculated steps are you taking to ensure you accomplish that goal?

3 Comments
  • Aletha
    December 24, 2014

    Excited about the steps you are taking to hear the Lord better! I’m gonna have to pay more attention to Twitter now to keep up with all your adventures and everything the Lord is doing in you :-). Personally, I am considering setting alarms for my times with the Lord. I know I need to be in the Word so much more and I, too, feel the need to be intentional about it. May the Lord grow in us much more this coming year!

    • Kandis7
      December 26, 2014

      Hey Aletha! I’m quite convinced that God will honor our desires to be more intentional with our relationship with Him. We just gotta do our part! He’s always with us, wanting us to hang with Him. Praying for you, that you too will be able to focus in and take your relationship with God to a deeper level. I just posted a message that you may enjoy, check out the post “Death by Distraction” when you get a chance.

      • Aletha
        January 2, 2015

        Thanks!

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